News and Events for June 2014
◘ Learn to Meditate - Spaces Still Left!
◘ The Secret of a Joyful Life - Evening Drop In Classes
◘ The Heart of the Matter - Winter Retreat
◘ Drop In Classes at the Centre - Throughout the Week
◘ Movie and Curry Night @ The Centre
◘ Wamberal Brekkie & 5 Lands Walk - Everybody Welcome
◘ Talks in Parkes & Orange - Dharma in Central West
◘ Refuge Retreat - With Refuge Vow Ceremony
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Learn to Meditate - Spaces Still Left!
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Sat May 31st • 9am-12pm"The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful."
Join us this Saturday for our next morning course. Learn fundamental techniques to begin or enhance your meditation practice. By accessing your natural state of inner peace, you can develop the tools you need for a peaceful life.
The course will be taught by western Buddhist monk Kelsang Dawa. To book click here. Join the event on Facebook and share it with your friends!
The Secret of a Joyful Life - Evening Drop In Classes
Woy Woy • Charmhaven • Bateau Bay • Wamberal
"When our mind has the nature of love we naturally feel happy and peaceful."
On this course be guided through three simple meditations that will help you to develop a greater peace of mind and happiness, and to improve your relationships with others.
These classes are suitable for everyone from complete beginners to those with many years experience. Everyone is welcome. For more information click here.
The Heart of the Matter - Winter Retreat
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Fri 27th - Sun 29th June • By donation"Since inner peace is the source of all happiness,
we can see how important meditation is."
Join us for our annual Winter Retreat at the Centre in Wamberal. 7 different teachers from the community will each share their practical experience of the spiritual path, covering topics such as generosity, patience, concentration and wisdom. The sessions for 'The Heart of the Matter' will include both teachings and guided meditations.
Everyone is welcome. For session times and more information click here.
Drop In Classes at the Centre - Throughout the WeekKids & Coffee 9.15-10.15am, Tuesday
Carers with babies or preschoolers are invited to breathe, relax and let go.
Inner Peace 11am-12pm, Tuesday
Hear food for thought and learn different techniques of developing a peaceful life.
Just Meditation 7-8pm, Tuesday
Deepen your meditative experience and improve your concentration.
Transform Your Life 12-1.30pm, Sunday
Deepen your experience of the Buddhist Way of Life with the text Transform Your Life.
Movie and Curry Night @ The Centre
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Fri Jun 20th • 6pm - late • By donation
An occasion to enjoy great food and good company in the relaxing environment of our beautiful Wamberal Centre. Join us for veggie curry, delicious dhal and other delights as we enjoy a relaxing movie.
Our resident teacher Kelsang Dawa will travel to the UK for teacher training the next day, so this will be a great opportunity to say hello and goodbye for a while.
This evening is by donation, but please do let us know if you are attending by contacting us here.
Wamberal Brekkie • 5 Lands Walk
Lotus Cafe Wamberal • 8am / 5 Lands Walk • 9am onwards • Sat Jun 21st
The 5 Lands Walk is a day-long festival along 10 kms of spectacular coastline between MacMasters and Terrigal beaches. We start with a farewell brekkie for Dawa at Lotus Cafe in Wamberal at 8am.
We then rendezvous at the Haven in Terrigal at 9am, where free buses will take us to Macmasters Beach for the start of the walk. The walk will take approximately 5-6 hours and you are welcome to join us at any point - just look for the robes!
For more details of the route and a timetable please click here.
Overcome Stress in Parkes • Learn to Meditate in Orange
Parkes Neighborhood Centre • Fri Jun 13th • 5.30-7pm • $15
Orange Senior Citizens Centre • Sat Jun 14th • 10am-1pm • $25In the Parkes talk, Kelsang Dawa will share practical advice on how to overcome stress and anxiety. Learning to recognise, reduce and lot go of these painful minds, we can find simple solutions to our daily problems and increase our inner peace. Click here to book.
In the Orange course, Dawa will teach fundamental techniques to begin or enhance your meditation practice. Click here to book.
For more info, call us on 4385 2609 or emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refuge Retreat w/ Refuge Vow Ceremony
Retreat: Mon 9th - Thu 12th June • Vow Ceremony: Sun 15th, 7-9pm
This 4-day, drop-in retreat is an opportunity to become familiar with the practice of going for refuge. By taking refuge in the 3 jewels - relying upon Buddha as our spiritual guide, the practice of Dharma to experience Buddhist teachings, and the support of Sangha, the spiritual community, we can find inner protection from our problems.
On the Sunday, Kelsang Dawa will grant Refuge Vows, which is the actual gateway to becoming a Buddhist. You may attend the talk with no obligation to take the vows. All sessions are by donation and everyone is welcome. For more details click here.
Dates for the Diary
International Summer Festival • July 25th - August 9th • Manjushri Centre, UK
Weekend Meditation Retreat • September 12th - 14th • Mangrove Mountain (details to come)
International Fall Festival • October 10th - 16th • KMC New York, USA
Asian Festival • December 10th - 17th • Hong Kong
Khedrubje Kadampa Buddhist Centre
The Grove, 165 Willoughby Road, Wamberal 2260
t: (02) 4385 2609 e: email@example.com w: www.centralcoastmeditation.org
Khedrubje Kadampa Kadampa Buddhist Centre - a member of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union
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Khedrubje Kadampa Buddhist Centre
165 Willoughby Road
Wamberal, New South Wales 2260